Juan Pablo Arengo from Corrientes had a historic night when he performed an outstanding performance wearing the Centauros de Portuguesa jersey, in the 94-82 victory against Héroes de Falcón, in the second game of the series in Guanare, for the Professional Basketball Super League of Venezuela (SPB).
Arengo, who will return to Regatas once the Venezuelan basketball season is over, was the great figure of the night for the Portuguesa team, scoring 42 points, 25 of them in the second half of the game, dropping seven rebounds, dishing out four assists and stealing three balls.
Following him was Douglas Rondón, with 18 points, the product of six triples out of eight attempts, and two rebounds.
Partials of 21-20, 16-24, 30-18 and 24-20 so that Centauros can react and win the game.
Arengo’s 42 points are a record figure for the current Venezuelan basketball season and he is surely among the top five of all time.
According to national basketball statistics, which were recovered for this Professional Basketball Super League (SPB), precisely the two best records for the most points scored in a game are still held by Alfonso “All” Smith (Trotamundos de Carabobo) with 78 units against Bravos de Portuguesa in Guanare on August 6, 1985, in a match that lasted three overtime, for the Special League.
In that same region, but in the Professional League, on June 5, 2002, Víctor David Díaz (Panteras de Miranda) scored 76 points over the Bravos themselves. The figure is the best reached so far in regulation time.
Outside of Guanare, on June 5, 1975, Sam “El Mago” Shepherd (Panteras del Táchira) scored 57 points against Petrolero del Zulia.
Another basketball player who set a record was the gringo Derrik Brown who defended Cocodrilos de Caracas, and on May 31, 2003 he recorded 50 points in an All-Star Game.